It is recommended that City Council approve an ordinance authorizing an Interlocal Agreement between the City of Houston and the City of Sugar Land for the purpose of a Mutual Aid Agreement for the provision of emergency medical services.
From time to time, situations arise demanding the combined efforts of two or more emergency medical services providers to provide service in the area of the City of Houston and the City of Sugar Land. It would be in the best interest of both the City of Houston and the City of Sugar Land and the citizens thereof, to enter into an Interlocal Agreement in order to provide better emergency medical service by authorizing cooperation between the emergency medical services of both cities.
The Parties to this agreement agree to render mutual emergency medical services aid and make available resources for such aid upon request. Request for service shall only be made after primary resources within a reasonable proximity to the 9-1-1 caller have been exhausted. The Parties shall not be responsible for reimbursement for mutual aid Emergency Medical Services rendered. All remuneration for such services shall be the responsibility of
patient(s) treated, or a third party, and shall be based upon agency cost assigned for this service.